riyada in arabic means "training" or "discipline". It was used by the arabs in relation to horse taming. Sufis refer to their discipline as "riyadat an-nafs": disciplining the soul / training the ego. Today, the word riyada has come to mean "sports". There is an Arabic proverb that says: "The purpose of sports (riyada) is not to win cups, but to discipline the soul". This blog is here to help me discipline my soul and train my body.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Short Trip

well, going to Jordan tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon. Just a 10-day trip, inshalla. Just to visit family, see friends, detox my body from this cairo pollution, buy some supplements.. I also think i'll be swimming a lot every day, inshalla, to get all the tense muscles relaxed and the spine and everything, just in case some parts of me are tighter than others, swimming should reverse things and make everything right again (inshalla).


i'll still be writing some stuff from there (inshalla).

wassalam.

2 Comments:

Blogger Elizabeth said...

Swimming is good. Much safer than lifting weights.

May 31, 2006 at 5:29 AM

 
Blogger Silencer said...

yeah swimming is safer, but im not gonna play it safe ;)

but yeah this week i think i'll just do lots of swimming, forget about the gym. plus i really need a tan, i'm way too white and egyptians refuse to believe that i am arab.

May 31, 2006 at 9:13 PM

 

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